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Lawlessness double displaced from NW Nigeria to 40 000: UNHCR

28 September 2019, 7:25 AM

Worsening violence has doubled the number of people displaced from northwest Nigeria to some 40 000 over the past four months, the United Nations said on Friday.

UNHCR to strengthen presence in SA

22 September 2019, 6:30 AM

The Office of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has announced that it is strengthening its response and operational presence in South Africa to ensure the safety of migrants and refugees in the country. The agency says at least 1500 foreign nationals, who include migrants, refugees and asylum-seekers, have been forced to flee their […]

Migrants on a wooden boat are rescued by German NGO Jugend Rettet ship "Juventa" crew in the Mediterranean sea off Libya coast.

UNHCR says at least 40 feared dead or missing in shipwreck off Libya

28 August 2019, 5:45 AM

About 40 people are feared dead or missing after the latest wreck of a boat carrying migrants bound for Europe off the coast of Libya, while about 60 people may have been rescued, the U.N. refugee agency said on Tuesday.

Shona community in Kenya to receive birth certificates for the first time

2 August 2019, 4:35 PM

The dream of recognition for at least 4 000 members of the Shona Community living in the country, came closer to reality this week as the Kenyan government began issuing them with birth certificates.

115 feared dead after worst Mediterranean shipwreck of the year

26 July 2019, 6:34 AM

About 115 people are missing and feared to have drowned and another 134 were rescued by Libyan coast guards and local fishermen after a wooden boat carrying migrants capsized off Libya, a Libyan navy official said on Thursday.

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